Online Certificate

Leadership and Influence

Unleash your leadership potential and master the art of influence with our comprehensive online program. Leadership is about more than just holding a title; it's a dynamic social process that enables collective results. This program focuses on the core competencies that leaders must master for success now and in the future.

This Program Is a Great Fit For

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Essential Skills Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

About the Leadership and Influence Certificate

Course length

104 hours

Weekly time commitment

4 hours



*You can pay as little as $255 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

This program is suitable for current leaders and aspiring leaders who want to enhance their leadership and influence skills. Whether you're a seasoned manager or an individual contributor looking to transition into a leadership role, this program has the tools you need to excel. The core coursework for this program includes:

  • Fundamental Four: Delve into the four fundamental competencies that leaders need to succeed: self-awareness, adaptability, communication skills and the ability to recognize and apply different influencing styles.
  • Creating Leadership: Understand the collaborative nature of leadership and how it generates Direction, Alignment and Commitment (DAC) in a group and discover when collaborative leadership is most effective for creating shared direction and alignment.
  • Boost for New Leaders: This course is packed with actionable advice for new and seasoned managers to help develop the mindset, skill set and tactics needed for immediate success in any role.
  • Innovation Leadership: Explore the world of innovation and learn how to create a culture of innovation within your organization using the Targeted Innovation™ process, including phases such as clarify, ideate, develop and implement.

Regional Data (Ohio)

A 2023 study found that 77% of organizations report a leadership skills gap somewhere in their company. This contributes to a lack of employee engagement, which has steadily grown in the last few years.

Source: Forbes


Career Paths 


Team Leader


Management Consultant


HR Manager


Leadership Coach


Innovation Specialist


ORganizational Development Consultant


Project Manager

Is This Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Circle icon Are you looking to enhance your leadership and influence skills to become a more effective leader?
  • Circle icon Do you want to develop self-awareness, adaptability, and effective communication skills to succeed in your leadership role?
  • Circle icon Are you a new manager seeking the mindset, skill set, and tactics for immediate success in your management position?
  • Circle icon Do you aspire to foster a culture of innovation within your team or organization?
  • Circle icon Are you committed to understanding collaborative leadership and how to create shared direction and alignment in your team?
  • Circle icon Are you dedicated to your personal and professional growth, ready to enhance your leadership and influence capabilities?